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UPDATE: Police name victims in Benton Harbor shootings that left 2 dead and 2 injured

WSBT 22

SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Law enforcement officials in Benton Harbor have released the names of two people who were killed and two who were injured in separate shootings. The following release was issued Sunday night:

The victim of the LAVETTE shooting is:

ANDRE SANDERS, BM, 11/9/95 - Deceased

The victims of the EDGECUMBE shooting are:

JOSEPH "JO-JO" TYSON, BM, 3/28/92 - Deceased

ROBERT ANTHONY WHITE JR., BM, 3/4/92 - Still in surgery from last update

NATASHA RENEE HILL, BF, 1/23/84 - is recovering from surgery

There is no suspect information available at this time.

We URGE citizens to COOPERATE with the investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY POSTED SUNDAY MORNING: Police are investigating two shootings that took place Sunday in Benton Harbor that left two people dead and two critically injured.

Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal shooting that happened on the 900 block of Lavette Avenue.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The department says officers heard multiple gunshots coming from Lavette Avenue while they were in the area, but there was originally no signs of a shooting.

Officers later learned a male victim died after he was shot on Lavette.

Police are also investigating a shooting on Edgecumbe Avenue near Forest in Benton Harbor, according to police.

That shooting left one man dead and two people in critical condition.

Dispatchers say the initial call to police came at 3:27 a.m.

The Homicide Unit was on the scene.

A neighbor tells WSBT 22 she heard around 50 gunshots during a neighborhood block party.

When police arrived on Edgecumbe Avenue, they say the scene was in chaos.

Police say it is currently unknown whether these incidents are related.

If you have information, please call the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety Tip Line at (269) 927-0293.


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